Saturday, June 23, 2012

A Review for you: New Revlon Foundation

Today, I have a little make up review.  This is Revlon's newest foundation in their Colorstay line.  It's called Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup.  I have been a long-time fan of the original Revlon Color Stay and was excited to try a new version.



Of course, the packaging is gorgeous.  Although it has nothing to do with the performance of the product, I think it's nice to purchase something so nice looking at the drug store.  My only complaint is that the jar is not the most sanitary way to dispense product.  So far, I've been using my finger.  I know that's the not the best option and I'm keeping my eyes open for plastic spatula-type-things at the store.



According to Revlon's website, this foundation is a soft matte finish and is buildable to full coverage.  Their claims are spot on.  I love the finish.  It's not a dry matte look, which is something I do not like.  It is also extremely easy to apply.  I have applied it with my fingers and also with my Sonia Kashuk flat top foundation brush.  It looks much better when it has been applied with a brush, but honestly either way looks find.  I am glad that this foundation is easier to apply than the original Colorstay, which tends to look streaky if you don't blend it in fast enough.

I was also super happy with the shade.  Being as pale as I am, the lightest shade possible of any foundation line is usually what I purchase.  The names tend to be 'Classic' or 'Natural' Ivory or some variant of that.  When I saw the name 'Buff,' I did a double take!  You tend to see the word 'buff' in darker beige-toned foundations.  Obviously, I purchased it anyways.  This color happens to be perfect for me right now, since I have a bit of sun on my face.  In the winter, I would definitely purchase the lightest shade, which is called 'Ivory.'



This is how it looks when I first apply it.


And this is how it looks after I blend it.


As far as the 24 hour claim, I am inclined to believe that it would actually last 24 hours.  And here is how I know.  Typically, I wear it for at least 15 hours and when I wash my face at night it looks exactly how I applied it in the morning*.  Impressive, no?  I mean, I don't know how in the world would need for their makeup to last 24 hours, but if you're a working girl just tryin' to make it in the world or if you're working 9 to 5 barely gettin' by (Dolly Parton, anyone?) and going out afterwards, this would definitely last that long!

This foundation can be found at drug stores and the like.  I got mine at Wal-mart for about $10.50.  I saw it at Target for $12.99.  So, I guess it's about in the $10.50 - $13 range.  I haven't checked at any of the drug stores in town, but they tend to be a little more expensive than Target.

What do you think of it?  Do you think you'll be trying it out?

*except for my nose.  my nose is a gross grease pit.  you probably didn't want to know that, but there it is.  however!  this past week was extremely hot and humid.  i imagine during the cooler months my face would look matte all day.

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